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contour
hi, i have fair asian skin that's combination to oily and I figured i need a good contour palette that's a powder and I'm in the midst of looking at all of them and was wondering if the hourglass ambient lighting palette is a better choice or the marc jacob's #instamarc is? if it's the marc jacobs, what is the better shade for my skin? also i tend to break out easily so i dont want anything that would contribute to acne. if there's another contour palette i should look into, im open for any advice thanks
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SPECIAL GUEST gigibui / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I purchased Smashbox Stick Trio, but I didn't like it. So I just got Marc Jacobs Mirage Filter 40 yesterday, and I tried it this morning, it was great, I like it so much... see post
Foundation color
Hi.  I am looking for a bare minerals foundation that is similar in shade to Maybelline's SuperStay Natural Tan foundation.  I would go to a Sephora store to try out samples, but I do not dare allow myself to enter that store.  lol.  Do you have any suggestions?
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Makeup Sponges
http://www.sephora.com/productimages/sku/s1151869- main-hero-300.jpg       How is the makeup sponges clean and how often does need clean? How do people like the sponges? Thanks.
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HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i use the beauty blender solid cleanser randee mentioned below but i only clean twice a week....i'm probably not washing enough but it works....if i'm breaking out or an... see post
Under Ey Concealer for a Tired Mama
Looking for a quick & easy brightening under eye concealer that I can use every day even when I don't wear foundation . . .
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HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I ran out of my boi-ing and i'm trying really hard to use what i have...i miss it!!!! i like my bye bye undereye...but i miss my boi-ing!!!! see post
HELP with Brush Storage!
Hello lovely Beauty Gurus,   Last year I bought Sephora's Artful Traveler brush roller/holder to use when I started accumulating brushes. Now a year later, I've run out of space in that! So now I'm looking for yet another brush case for storage.   I have brushes of all sizes. Most are Sephora brushes but I do have some Sonia Kashuk, elf, and Estee Lauder brushes. I'm not interested in using jars or putting them out in the open on top of the bathroom counter - there's just something about them all being out in the open in the bathroom all day and night that seems unsanitary to me.    So what are your suggestions for cases that will be large enough to fit what I do have now (maybe 25 brushes) and that can grow with me a little.    I just saw the new Sephora Pro Portfolio and Easel...anyone have thoughts on those? They're pretty affordable and look like they could be the answer I'm looking for.   Thanks so much in advance for all your help - you guys rock!
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Foundation for Oily Acne-Prone Skin
I have extremely oily skin and pretty bad acne all over my face. I am looking for a full coverage foundation that will also keep my face matte and shine-free all day long. I have found problems with my foundations looking splotchy in spots and not flawless. So I would like something to make my skin look flawless. If you could help me find my perfect foundation that would be great! Thanks! Riley
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looking for the perfect concealer
Hello   im looking for a concealer that i can use with my make up forever fundation my shade is 127 dark sand, thanks!!!!!!!!
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BEAUTY PRO Tracib1981 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
my HG concealer has got to be benifit boi-ing. I have the highliter/ concealer duo and i LOVE it. I work full time and have 2 kids. Well, if you wanna count my hubby 3 k... see post
What undereye cream would you reccomend for someone with puffiness and dark circles. I am 53.
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, RevRobin!   You might want to check into the response and threads I just shared with the user in the below thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Antiaging/IN-NE... see post
Late 30s, sensitive skin, uneven and dark spots...
I am in my late 30s, have fair sensitive skin and as I am aging my skin tone is becoming increasingly uneven with "sun spots" and freckles.  I currently use Aveda moisturizer for Sensitive Skin and for makeup application I am using Too Faced Oil Free Primer or Hangover Rx Primer and Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in light 44 then topping off with Urban Decay Loose Powder.  I get somewhat good coverage but would like a more smooth finish and would like to know if there is a serum that would help minimize the spots and even out skin tone?  Would a BB product work?  Also have to watch what I use as I am allergic to glycerin and have dry/combination skin.
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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
 Hey icebabe, first i would really recommend you try this sunscreen for the current concerns about sun spots and freckles: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Dark Spot Sun Def... see post
Kat Von D Foundation Shade!!
hi im having trouble pickiing a shade im currently wearing sephora foundation in 31 almond!?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KenyaDeLaCrz,   I recommend trying the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in the shade Medium 62. :)   see post
Silicone-Free and Talc-Free Foundation Recommendations?
Hi all, recently I've discovered that silicone and talc both wreak havoc on my face and I end up with terrible breakouts. I've been using a great silicone free primer from clarins but now I'm on the hunt for a foundation to fit my needs. Does anyone have a recommendation for something that is both silicone and talc free? I've tried the Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme but it made me really oily by the end of the day. I also tried Bare Minerals but they don't have a good color match for my skin tone. My skin is sensitive, acne prone, and combination leaning more towards the oily side. Thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF NK89 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Just checked their ingredients and it's silicone and talc free! I'm gonna stop by ulta today to try it, thanks again fro the recommendation! see post
Giorigo Armani Luminous Silk Foundation match
I would love to try the Luminous Silk foundation but I am not sure what shade I would be.  I am in color 010 in Dior Skin Nude Air.
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
shade 2 from GA luminous silk is only a touch darker and less pink than the Dior skin nude air 010 see post
whats the difference between lip treatment , lip moisturizer and lip mask?
caro69 / FRESH FACE / replied
Thanks Danee   I was wondering cause I have really dry cracked lips and I just found out now that lip balm only protect that are healthy and I been looking for lip bal... see post
About ABH (Anastasia Beverly Hills) Contour Kits
Hi Everyone   I wanted to know if I purchased the tan to deep powder kit what shade should I get in the cream kit? Do you think its necessary to have both? What are y'all opinion on ABH Kits. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN MissPink929 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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Dior SkinFlash Pen Empty?
Hi!   Can't find an answer to this in the product's Q&A so I thought I should ask here:  When the Dior SkinFlash Radiance Booster Pen is empty, does it stop clicking or does it simply not dispense anymore product?  I read at least one review saying their pen wouldn't dispense product unless they kept the applicator clean by washing it regularly.  I wish I could see how much product was still in the pen.     Thanks for any help!
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HALL OF FAMER NailsForLife / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much, Zanna! see post
no matter what I do I get black underneath my eyes. Help!
I need advice on how to get "raccoon eyes".  I use primer, powder, a pencil liner covered with powdered eyeshadow the same color.   I use a regular mascara and put a coat of waterproof mascara over that.  Don't know what else to do. Help!
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BEAUTY PRO Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
If I'm using a primer I put the coat of clear on top of that. see post
Will there be a Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit for 2015?
i think the sun safety kits were out the first week of May in 2014, so hoping that means that we have less than a month til they are out in 2015. Any word on a release date yet? I love the sun safety kits!!
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HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank goodness that there is only one tanning product this year! :D They did listen! see post
Sunday Riley Questions
I just started using a few products from the Sunday Riley line - specifically, the Luna Oil at night and Good Genes and Bionic moisturizer in the morning. I find that later in the day, my skin feels a little dry - not flaky or peeling, just dry. Should I swap out the Bionic for one of their other oils?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi aliinpa,   You may want to add a couple drops of a facial oil in with your Sunday Riley Bionic Anti-Aging Cream. You may enjoy the Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive C... see post
Foundation looks great 3-4 ft away, horrible, cakey, and flakey close up.
Is foundation supposed to look "flawless" close up?  I use a pressed powder foundation from MAC, as with liquid (such as tarte Amazonian clay) I begin to get oily.  I've applied with both brushes and the beauty blender.  Somehow, it looks *great* at a distance, but when I lean in to look closer at the mirror, like when I'm applying eyeliner, it looks horrible.  Usually I wouldn't mind, but when I'm talking to people, I wonder whether they're at a distance to see the calmness of my makeup.   I can't imagine that I'm "applying it wrong".  I literally take the beauty blender, swirl it around in the compact, and press it into my face.  And this is after using the green smashbox photo finish primer.   Oh - and I've also tried RCMA.  FORGET IT!  That stuff is even worse!  My whole face is tiny little flakes in no time.   Thanks.
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
First off, it's normal for foundation not to look flawless up close. I have pretty awesome skin, and even with a light BB cream, I can notice some unevenness in it's tex... see post
What shades are best for me?? I'm 1Y07 Color Match
I would like to purchase both the NARS Multiple and YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch.  However, I don't know what shades would look best on me.  Color Match IQ says I'm 1Y07
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anastasia3030 / NEWCOMER / replied
I'll be trying these recommendations out.  Thanks for the help.   see post
I have a tattoo on my side and I want to cover it up for a special occasion what would you suggest ?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JadaMilan,   I highly recommend the Dermablend Quick Fix Body! This stuff will cover just about anything including tattoos!  Featuring camo-pigments® technology, ... see post
I use Make Make Up Forever Pro finish
Hello.  I use Make Up Forever Pro Finish #125.  I want to switch to a Duo Mat color.  What color would you suggest is closest to #125?  Thank you!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mamabeartoo,   I would recommend  199 - Beige Rose in the Make Up For Ever  Duo Mat Powder Foundation! This is a very similar shade with the same undertones as #1... see post
Foundation for prom??
Hello everyone   My senior prom is on Friday, and I need a photo friendly foundation to wear. (Im terrified of having a white cast in photos...)I'd prefer to stay away from matte foundations and go more for dewy since I wanna look glowy lol and plus, I have dry skin. I'd also need medium to full coverage, because I have dark marks from acne.   Any suggestions? I'm thinking about asking for samples just for prom because I don't have the money to spend on foundation right now. Thank you!    P.s. if you guys have any dewy makeup routine tips, let me know please
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Fawty / NEWCOMER / replied
If you want a dewy look I would check out a Youtube video by Amanda Ensing called "Dewy Skin & Eyes Tutorial" it's a great video! see post
Dried out Dipbrow?
I've had my dipbrow for maybe 2 months now and it's starting to dry out. Is there any way I can fix it or do I need to get a new one?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Charmander3 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Most brow items have a lifespan of 3 months. see post
Is charcoal good for dry skin?
Hi everyone!! I just got the boscia 500 point reward set that contains the "black" line of products. I was looking at the ingredients of the detoxifying black cleanser and I noticed that it contains charcoal and is use to eliminate excess oil and impurities. I have dry skin and I'm worry that it would dry out my skin even more, do you think I should use it? Or do you think the other ingredients would help to prevent excess dryness? THANKS!!
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SPECIAL GUEST Mayranq / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
thanks! I will try it see post
In search of a good eye shadow primer
I've been using Elizabeth Arden eye shadow primer for the past several years and really love it, but unfortunately, I think it's been discontinued because I'm having trouble finding it.  Are there any other great eye shadow primers out there that are good for oily eyelids?  I'm interested in a product that will help my eye shadow last all day.  Thank you, beauties!   Love, Daskala
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BEAUTY MAVEN quetzalina / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I second both of these. I just discovered the Smashbox 24 hour primer and I think I like it better than NARS, which I have been using since it came out. Both are good fo... see post
What shade of NARS Tinted Moisturizer?
I would like to purchase the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Creamy Concealer, but I do not know what shades I should purchase.  However, I do know that my Color IQ  Color Match is 1Y07.  Thanks for your help.
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anastasia3030 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks to all that replied.  Groenland and honey were my perfect match!!   see post
What shade in SEPHORA Collection 10HR Wear Perfecti Foundation?
I use MAC Studio Fix in NC30. Anyone know what shade to ge in SEPHORA Collection 10HR Wear Perfecti Foundation?
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BEAUTY MAVEN onlineuser / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
thank you for your suggestion.  What primer do you suggest for that formula   see post
Moisturizer help
I am looking for a new moisturizer. My skin is normal to combination. I have pretty normal skin everywhere but my t-zone, which tends to get oily throughout the day. I have been noticing lately that my pores are more noticeable and I have a little bit of redness in my cheek and chin area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi krisann20,   If you are looking for a great moisturizer to help with redness, I would highly recommend the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising... see post
. .lines and wrinkles eyes and forehead
In search of something I can use for minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles around my eyes and forehead I have horrible lines at the time of my nose/forehead probable from squinting.  Is there something you suggest
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jenn5869,   I would highly recommend Needles No More™ by Dr. Brandt!  Made with an exclusive tri-blend wrinkle relaxer, this revolutionary cream provides targeted... see post